Saudi Tornado GR4 Fighter Bomber Crashes In Yemen Due To Technical Error

Yemeni soldiers on manoeuvres supported by the Saudi-led military coalition in the eastern province of Marib Yemen 04 January 2018. Soliman Alnowab  EPA

Yemeni soldiers on manoeuvres supported by the Saudi-led military coalition in the eastern province of Marib Yemen 04 January 2018. Soliman Alnowab EPA

Anti-Houthi forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have intensified an offensive against the Iran-aligned group that controls most of northern Yemen since former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed after he switched sides in Yemen's almost three-year-old civil war.

Multiple Saudi and Emirati fighter jets have crashed over Yemen, killing the pilots on board, in the almost three years since the kingdom launched a war against the rebels.

A statement by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said the pilots were not injured and were evacuated to Saudi Arabia by ground and air forces.

Saudi officials don't appear to want to admit to a shoot-down, however, and rather say that the plane crashed on its own do to some as-yet-unspecified "technical fault". The Houthi rebels in turn regularly respond with missile strikes on Saudi Arabia's infrastructure and cities.

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US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley showed pieces of what she purported to be parts of a missile and claimed that the missiles Yemen fired at Saudi Arabia were provided by Iran.

Riyadh, which is also witnessing a massive shake-up inside the regime, blames Iran, a strong backer of Houthi rebels and a regional rival of Riyadh, for supplying Houthis with arms.

The effectiveness of Saudi Arabia's military intervention is severely questioned as a large swathe of territories are still under the control of Houthi rebels.

Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh's party named a new leader after he was killed by his one-time allies in the country's civil war, the Houthi movement, last month.

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